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Making Sense of Nathan Fielder’s The Rehearsal with Fairly A lot Pop: A Tradition Podcast #136


Mark Linsenmayer, Lawrence Ware, Sarahlyn Bruck, and Al Baker convene an emergency podcast recording to react to this mind-bending, presumably immoral HBO comedy docuseries, whereby Fielder helps extraordinary individuals rehearse tough private confrontations, however this plan goes off the rails after 1.5 episodes out of the six that made up its first season.

This sequence builds upon Fielder’s earlier present the place he comedically tried to assist companies, Nathan for You, whose ground-breaking finale (“Discovering Frances”) found The Rehearsal‘s format. Is Nathan himself the primary butt of the joke, or is he punching down? Are there higher methods to indicate the failings of actuality TV? How does this sort of embarrassment humor differ from Borat and its ilk? Possibly the present will not be as a lot about these individuals going via their rehearsals as an examination of the method of rehearsing itself that Fielder has devised.

Be at liberty to hearken to us to search out out what it’s all about, however you may be greatest served by watching this indescribable present your self earlier than experiencing this episode.

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